Backbarrow Ironworks - steam blowing engine

  • Description

    "This is the horizontal single cylinder steam blowing engine that provided the blast for the adjoining blast furnace. This is by Tangyes Ltd, Birmingham and was installed secondhand c1924 and is believed to have stopped in the late 1950s. The cylinder is c18" x 36" and fitted with an expansion slide valve. The flywheel is 12' 6" diameter. The blowing cylinder is on the piston tail rod and the edge of it is seen extreme bottom left. This building was derelict and dangerous in 1986 and I'm sure it is even worse now. I last saw this in 2002 - [[3038088]]." Photo by Chris Allen, 1986.
  • Owner

    Chris Allen
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Edmund Anon
    Last modified: 3 years, 12 months ago
    Viewed: 357 times
    Picture Taken: 1986-11-07
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